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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …

Education

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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By David Price

Along with Google search, Wikipedia has become the first point of reference for most of us. Wikipedia’s first incarnation, …

Learning

Moving from professional development to personalized learning

I’m a believer in the following statement:“Development is something that happens to you; learning is something that you make happen.”And, if like me, …

Professional Development

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend …

Education

Record podcasts on the run with Opinion for iOS

This free app offers push-button recording for quick-and-dirty podcasting.

With the recent runaway success of Serial, which presented a serialized …

Podcasting

It has to change.

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …

Learning

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Matt DavisSocial MediaSocial media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered …

Social Media

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

Backchannel

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacherEducation TrendsEdutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the …

Social Media

Love Your Introverts (It's The Quiet Ones You Should Watch)

Steve Wozniak arguably has one of the most creative and innovative brains in the history of technology.

“Woz” played a huge part in the way we view the place of technology in our lives. In his book iWoz, the Apple co-founder talks about his inventions and his creative process.

On creativity, he …

How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter

Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix

“People are almost in this Matrix-like existence,” says education thought-leader Steve Hargadon. “They don’t question schooling. How do you tell a …

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015

Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your …

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

Kids

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers’ classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific …

Education

Life of an Educator: The types of leaders we need in education...

The types of leaders we need in education...

What makes a school successful? The principal... the teachers... the students... the parents?

Can one …

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers

December 18, 2014 TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and …

Education

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the …

Problem-based Learning

Questions for 12-16-14 on Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment #EdChatMA @DavidHochheiser

Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment 12/16/14 Q1 Discuss the shift from solely giving summative tests to using assessments formatively. Q2 How can …

Learning

Vroom. Fueling Education.: Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

Find the time, make the effort. We are writers. We blog, so therefore we reflect. It is our nature.

The time has come, where I reside, …

Inventory

10 school librarians to follow on Twitter | On Our Minds

We were fortunate enough to meet some truly incredible school librarians in 2014.

These library professionals are charging ahead, exemplifying what it …

Libraries

The Power of Digital Story

Bob DillonArts IntegrationTeachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long …

Digital Storytelling

How Do I Get a PLN?

What is a PLN?

Will Richardson was the first person to clearly explain to me about six or seven years ago what a PLN was. Back then, PLN stood for …

The Google Way of Attacking Problems

One Friday afternoon in 2002, long before his company became a household verb, Larry Page walked into the office kitchen and posted some printouts of results from Google’s AdWords engine. On top, in big bold letters, he wrote, “THESE ADS SUCK.”

In most companies, this would be seen as cruel — an …

Google

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Video & TranscriptVideo Transcript: The Flipped Class: Tech Tools Aaron: When a lot of people think about flipped classrooms, they start thinking …

Flipped Classroom

The Courage of Creativity

I stare at the blank document unsure of what I’ll write. That’s not entirely true. I know exactly what I want to write. I just can’t tell if it’s any …